Friday, July 6, 2012

Feed Your Head Night at Lot 1

Well, this is a bit last minute, but this show has been a bit last minute and somewhat challenging, but finally it's ready...and not a moment too soon. It's tomorrow night.
It's such. an honor to feature Tenlons Fort every time Jack Gibson comes through town. And each time it seems the band reaches a higher plateau. Watching them get tighter and tighter with each show, this one should really raise the roof. Some of the finest singing, songwriting and playing of any band around, don't miss this chance to hear him in the homey confines of Lot 1.

Rodman was brought to the bill by Tenlon's Jillinda Palmer, and their strong suit being simple guitar picking and subtle, smooth vocal harmonies, I'll be very excited to see them on Saturday. Their song "Wolf" at Bandcamp is astonishingly pretty.

As a big fan of Castledoor ever since I saw them years ago at a show The Monolators gave at Tangier in 2006, I was thrilled to see Nate Cole join Tenlons Fort on stage at The Troubadour (at right) in June at the Judson show, where his voice gave the vocals an extra heft. Now that Nate and his wife Liska Cole have relocated back to California, I am especially proud to be presenting their first local performance as Doom & Gloom, the cheery moniker they have chosen. But the music is far from gloomy, bringing that twinkly pop sound they perfected with Castledoor into a different realm.

Downtown/Union saved the day, and jumped on board at the last minute and it's always a pleasure to host them, and they can bring any night to a rocking climax. Bo Bory and his band mates are among the hardest working bands in town and the work pays off handsomely. They also happen to be great friends.

This was going to be my Saturday night on July 7, until I learned about the big shindig at Echo Country Outpost to say a big, warm farewell to Olentangy John as he moves to New York. I'm sorry we're losing him, but anyone who doesn't want to live in New York City at some point in their life, as far as I'm concerned, is missing a vital component in their intellectual curiosity.

Back to the point, this starts at 5 and I can spend a few hours there before heading over to Lot 1. There'll be BBQ, refreshments, and music, music, music by the likes of Tommy Santee Klaws, Fort King, Leslie Stevens, RT n' the 44's, Ruthann Friedman, Evan apRoberts and too many others. I'm also looking forward to getting over to Echo Country Outpost, which seems to cast a spell over everyone who goes there.

It's going to be a good weekend.


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